Summer Adventure Camp 2012
SAC Registration Form (word)
SAC Registration Form (PDF)
SAC Field Trips 2012
It is important to us that your campers are safe at all times. In all camp activities/field trips safety is the first of all considerations. All leaders are CPR/First Aid Certified. At all times we have a 1:10 ratio of counselors/campers. Exception: Pool ratio 1 counselor: 6 campers (max ratio)
If your child does become ill or injured while at camp you will be notified immediately by the leader on duty. If you are unavailable we will contact your alternative emergency contacts. You will be expected to have your camper picked-up from camp as soon as possible. Refunds will not be given for absences due to illness. In the event of a long-term illness, the Recreation Director may make special arrangements. Please do not increase the risk of other campers becoming ill by sending your child to the program when they are not feeling well.
If your child is on prescribed medication, please fill out the appropriate forms and bring the medicine in the original, labeled container. We will then ensure your child is given their medication at appropriate times. If your child is on medication during the school year for ADD or ADHD, please list this on the medical form. If your child goes off medication during the summer vacation, please discuss this with your family doctor. Although camp is not as structured as school, continuing their medication during summer to ensure they are on task can carry over important benefits from their school year.
All campers are required to have their own health and hospitalization insurance. Mechanicsburg Area Parks & Recreation Department is not responsible for payment of medical expense for injuries or illness incurred by program participants. Parents are required to complete and sign the medical form that has been included in the registration packet.
It is important that the campers remember that, although we are outside and it is a summer camp, rules must be followed to keep everyone safe. Please remind your campers the importance of following rules and listening to the staff to ensure the safety of the entire camp.
Camp Rules - All campers are expected to follow the following rules:
·Listen to all counselors, adults, and administrators at camp
·Remain with the appropriate group at all times, stay within their specified camp area
·Be respectful to all
·Speak respectfully and appropriately
·Be respectful of camp equipment and other campers personal property
·Respect all living things at camp and on field trips
·Do not bring any inappropriate items to camp
Examples: cell phone, ipod, or any other electronic devices
·Listen to and obey all camp rules
Procedures for Discipline
Campers will follow a “ladder of discipline,” according to the severity of the behavior.
1. A simple request or non-verbal request, stated firmly, to stop or change behavior.
2. Personal interaction with the child to redirect or stop and change his/her behavior. Using eye contact, the staff firmly states what the child must do or change the problem behavior with a reminder to him/her of the consequences for failing to stop the behavior.
3. If the child doesn’t respond to steps 1 and 2 then,
a. The child will then be written up on a note card. This is the first warning of the day.
b. Time out away from the other children.
c. A conference between child and leader.
The child will then have a disciplinary report written up that will be discussed with you at pick-up time. A written form will be sent home to inform you why your child has received a discipline report. It will be mandatory that the parent/guardian sign the disciplinary report. If after your camper receives his or her first disciplinary report you would like a daily record kept documenting your child’s behavior please let the camp leader know. If a camper receives 3 disciplinary reports at any time during the summer they may be expelled from the camp program immediately. It will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make alternative arrangements for care. No refund will be offered and the camper will not be permitted to participate in future years.
Field Trips: No Additional Charge!
Each camp will go on one field trip per week. A full schedule will be available in May.
Mechanicsburg Community Pool: No Additional Charge!
In order to keep your campers’ safe we keep a 1:6 ratio while we are swimming. Campers must swim in the area designated by their counselor. Failure to stay with their group and counselor will result in swimming privileges being suspended. If a camper decides they do not want to swim that day they must sit at the benches. Each camper will take a swim test before they are permitted to swim in the pool. Once the pool staff determines the camper’s skill level, they will be assigned a color. Please tell your camper, camp rules may be different than family rules.
Red: Non-swimmers/few swimming skills; must stay where they can stand
Yellow: Beginning swimming skills; not permitted to go down any water slides
Green: Strong swimming skills; allowed to swim in all areas of the pool
A camper may improve their swimming skills during the summer and move up to the next group. Safety is our number one priority. It is imperative all campers abide by our camp and pool rules. Admission into the pool is included in the tuition. This is only available while attending SAC. If you wish to go to the pool outside of SAC, all individuals must have a Mechanicsburg Community Pool Pass or pay the daily fee.
Swimwear: Please be sure your camper wears appropriate swimwear while attending camp. The staff has the right to ask any camper to wear a shirt while swimming if they feel the swimwear is inappropriate.
Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)
Each camp will have reading time each day. Campers are encouraged to bring a book or magazine from home. There are books and magazines available at camp. The campers will walk to the library once a week for an age appropriate program, books cannot be checked out while with SAC.
We will have special events for the campers all summer. These could be a cookout, theme day, or anything else the staff’s imagination comes up with for our campers! A calendar with these events will be available at Camp Orientation, May 31, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Arts & Crafts
The campers will have an opportunity to make a craft during their scheduled indoor time. Additional supplies will be available at the park for each camp.
Each group will go on a daily walk or hold a large group activity. This is to teach the campers how important daily exercise is to the human body. We will also have the children play many cooperative games to teach campers that doing exercise can be fun!!
Flyers for our summer camps (basketball, baseball, stamp camp, etc) will be posted on the website by March 26. Please look at our website oldsite.mbgsd.org/recreation . We will offer transportation to any Mechanicsburg Area Recreation Summer Camp your camper may attend during Summer Adventure Camp. We will offer swim lessons for SAC, information will be available in May.